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of. they are eating beans and bread every day trying to make the right decisions, and knowing there is very little money, little resources to help get things like sewage systems rebuilt. that medical facilities in place. they have to go to hundred miles, 400 kilometers, if there is a real traumatic event in order to get real medical services. there are really struggling. i saw the same thing when i was down in katrina. i remember sitting in the state operations center in that larouche and seeing the firemen -- in baton rouge and seeing the firemen tried to make the decisions, absolutely exhausted. i am not a first responder, but as you do training and preparation for this organization or any of your conferences, really think about the p.t.s.d. issues that the department heads will be going through at these times.
the other thing i wanted to tell you is the children. they were just fabulous. if we went into -- we went into a tent shaped like a hut. they were being well taken care of and there were so happy to see us, kind of a novelty to them. i ask them if they were happier here or if they would rather be in school. i got a resounding they would rather be here. they were being taken care of. when the big one hits in san for cisco, i think that we will probably show the same care for our children. that was very heartwarming. there were a lot of vignettes that were in cadbury -- the were incredibly heartwarming. i'm glad to do as much follow up as we possibly can. >> are there any questions for the -- from the disaster
councilmembers? >> what kind of assistance were we able to give to the people of van? >> we are still in the buildup of that. the logistics of and are rather complicated, as you might imagine. we are in the process of, with our partners in fleet week, planning a fund raiser. the department of public works as an engineer and they put together a report that we have shared. i am working through some networks that i'm involved with. one of my -- that i think is most pertinent to the department of emergency management is there a fire department is in great need. this is a community that is over 350,000 people. they have a department that has a 46-member staff. they have one station. they have not 3 apparatus, one
of which is over 30 years old. they do not have food for their newest 20 members. these are all earnings that can be met. they need things like breathing apparatus, turnouts, boots, tools. i have been beating the bushes and figuring out how we do this. there are a couple of organizations that we will be doing some work with, one is firefighters without borders, they do this on a fairly regular basis. working on how to make that happen. the other side is, we are in the process -- hopefully within the next week or so, we will have the formal set up so that we can connect with some humanitarian needs with things like more beans. they are pretty much out. they went from doing two meals per day to one meal per day to providing just dry stuff every few days. they just do not have it and are trying to get it. there are a lot of challenges.
>> we at -- we had the department of public works architect and civil engineer, thank you mohammed for having him out there, he made some very good observations and offered a checklist on how to do building inspections post-earthquake, what ever met that it is that they use. there has already been an exchange of information from that side of things as well. i think they are going to really attend to prevention in the future by taking a lot of what he brought to the table on what you for building code enforcement, things like that. yes. >> and enforcing them, that was a big deal. >> other questions? no?
thank you mary much. we look forward to continuing to hear about our efforts. are there any other announcements by disaster council members? yes? >> i am of the census and interface council -- he asked me to apologize that he had to leave early, but we are all working for prepared this in the background every single day. the interface council, every two years, recognizing that the faith community plays a huge role in recovery. a disaster workshop is coming up on the second at st. mary's. the department of emergency management, the red cross, this year, with the neighborhood and
our network. we are working in the background, preparing our voluntary organizations every single day for large-scale disasters and trying to work together to bring together this preparedness. it is a half-day event that will be from 8:30 until noon. that is at st. mary's on the second. >> thank you very much. any other announcements? is there any public comment? hearing none, this meeting is adjourned. thank you very much for coming writ happy new year. -- thank you very much for coming. happy new year.
>> the public wants to access particular information about your house or neighborhood we point them to gis. gis is a combination of maps and data. not a graphic you see on a screen. you get the traffic for the streets the number of crimes for a police district in a period of time. if the idea of combining the different layerce of information and stacking them on top of each other to present to the public. >> other types of gis are web
based mapping systems. like google earth, yahoo maps. microsoft. those are examples of on line mapping systems that can be used to find businesses or get driving directions or check on traffic conditions. all digital maps. >> gis is used in the city of san francisco to better support what departments do. >> you imagine all the various elements of a city including parcels and the critical infrastructure where the storm drains are. the city access like the traffic lights and fire hydrants. anything you is represent in a geo graphic space with be stored for retrieval and analysis. >> the department of public works they maintain what goes on
in the right-of-way, looking to dig up the streets to put in a pipe. with the permit. with mapping you click on the map, click on the street and up will come up the nchgz that will help them make a decision. currently available is sf parcel the assessor's application. you can go to the assessor's website and bring up a map of san francisco you can search by address and get information about any place in san francisco. you can search by address and find incidents of crime in san francisco in the last 90 days. we have [inaudible] which allows you to click on a map and get
nchldz like your supervisor or who your supervisor is. the nearest public facility. and through the sf applications we support from the mayor's office of neighborhood services. you can drill down in the neighborhood and get where the newest hospital or police or fire station. >> we are positive about gis not only people access it in the office but from home because we use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient.
>> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information easily. >> a picture tells a thousand stories. some say a map
>> welcome to the rules committee for thursday, february 2. i will be the chair today. i am joined by supervisor campos and supervisor farrell. our clerk is linda wong. thank you to jennifer and carolyn from sffd. the record the meeting senate the transcripts available online. are their announcements? >> yes, the item and it -- the items recommended will go to the full board on tuesday, february 13. >> please call item number 1. >> the motion to appoint supervisor olague, a term ending june 7, 2013, to the reentry council. supervisor kim: thank you. this seat was previously held by supervisor mirkarimi and is now vacant due to his new office. we have a motion to appoint supervisor olague to complete the rest of his term on the reentry council. colleagues, is there any discussion.
seeing none, we will open it up for public comment. if there is any public comment for this item, please step up. public comment is now closed. >> motion to move this forward with recommendations. supervisor kim: we can do that without opposition. >> item number two, hearing to consider appointing one member, a term ending april 19, 2013, due -- to the child care planning and advisory council. one seat and one applicant. supervisor kim: thank you. this is also a replacement for the district seat, district 6 seat. the appointee is actually here today. ms. mehta. please approached the microphone. for other appointees that are here today, our format is traditionally the same. introduce yourself for a couple minutes. background, expertise, and why you think you would lend to the actual position in some of your
interests. >> my name is deepa mehta. thank you for this opportunity, surprises. i want to start off by saying that i currently work for a foundation that the family youth and child care center, family coordinator for child care and out fresh school programs. i have a b.a. in child development and recently got a master's in education, focusing on leadership in early childhood. most of my experience -- i have worked in the east bay for many years, and most of my experience with after-school programs and some with early childhood programs. that is a little bit about myself. supervisor kim: could you talk a little bit about your interests in serving on the child care planning and advisory council, some of your priorities and issues you hope to work on? >> first of all, i am very new to the san francisco community. i do not currently working -- live here. i have been working at glibde
for a year. i have gotten to know a lot about how decisions are made. i would like to get more involved in that process. i am interested in getting more involved in the community that i work with. i think it is really important, especially in the tenderloin area. as far as what i can bring to this position, i think i can definitely bring diversity to cpac. i can bring in after school perspective. most of my experience has been in after-school programs. as far as some challenges and issues that we're facing right now, at the state level, there are some budget cuts that could be happening for subsidized care. at collide, i work with only subsidized family speed up -- at glide. i want to provide a voice for that community and the families i work with. supervisor kim: in terms of
subsidized child care, what did you view as some of the priority issues around child care? issues that the city is not addressing, things that we can do better in. >> wow, i was not expecting that question. i mean, -- wow. supervisor kim: just from your personal experience working as glide and in the tenderloin, anecdotal things you have seen. >> like i said, i am really new to this community, so i am not totally aware of all of the challenges and issues we may be facing. but in working at glide, i know that we're always struggling -- our families are always struggling for access to child care and quality child care. i definitely think that is an
issue as a whole. supervisor kim: ok, thank you. are there any other questions? thank you very much. >> ok, thank you. supervisor kim: at this time, we will open it up for public comment for item number two. so pleased lineup. >> good afternoon, supervisors to deal for from the child care planning and advisory council. i wanted to speak on behalf of deepa mehta's recommendation to be appointed to the council. one of the things we have been at struggling with at cpac is to have broader representation of the after-school perspective. cpac is supposed to be up to 12- year-old, and the expertise is on 025 year olds. people -- she has worked in after-school most of her career. she works in that works edglide. i think having somebody from glide on cpac --were king in
the regarding the bush regarded institution and a linchpin in the community is very important. in bringing the viewpoints in the voices from the children and families that live and work in those communities. one thing we really want to do at cpac is nurture and grow new leadership. so we do have a lot of people in the field who are retiring and moving on. even though deepa mehta is a recent addition to the community, i feel like it is important to bring new people on board and to really give them some help and guidance in taking on those leadership roles and understanding policy and planning at the city level. thank you. supervisor kim: thank you very much. any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is now closed. deepa mehta is my appointment for the d6 seat for the child care seat, and she is replacing
judith becker, who has been a longtime advocate around child care and child care planning needs in the south of market. as was previously mentioned by our public comment, we do have many folks that are retiring and opening up new leadership and growth in this area of colleagues, do we have a motion. supervisor campos: i knew that we move this forward with recommendations. supervisor farrell: i think we need a motion on the residency waiver first, right? supervisor campos: is that included in the motion? supervisor kim: we have a motion for residency waiver and a motion to move forward ms. mehta to the cpac. we did that without opposition. please call item number 3. >> motion approving/rejecting the president of the board of supervisors, supervisor david chiu's nomination of cindy wu to
the planning commission, for the term ending july 1, 2012. supervisor kim: thank you. cindy wu is here. same format. >> good afternoon. too much for considering my nomination. if appointed, i believe i would bring expertise and experience in community planning. i have management the chinese -- i have managed the program in chinatown over the last four and half years, giving experience in diverse communities in building technical skills. i came to ccdc from the graduate planning program themit, and i studied housing, a committee, and economic development. prior to that, i worked in support of housing act glide. in my work, and focused to break down barriers that prevent people from the planning conversations and decisions in the city that might include language access or the fact that someone is working two jobs and
they do not have time to be part of the process. i have look for creative and culturally specific ways to engage the public on planning issues. some examples of projects i have worked on recently are the broadly corridor planning, arts and storefronts, relocation planning due to construction projects. although much of my work as been focused on a few neighborhoods, it appointed, i would have an open-door policy and make it a priority to partner with on the ground stakeholders in other neighborhoods. i also think there might be potential to do cross- neighborhood lbored. we all right to say buses and go to the same gathering spots. with the commonalities we can find? as san francisco grows and changes, i want to make sure all people are represented in part of the process. one question that many people have been asking me about is if there are potential conflicts due to my day job at ccdc. i did speak with the city attorney's office and understand that anything with the financial impact would be a conflict, so
for example, i would have to recuse myself if ccdc or putting housing project forward. finally, just wanted to thank everyone who has supported me through this, especially those who have written letters and have come here today to support me. supervisor kim: thank you. i know we will have some questions from my colleagues to but i just wanted to flesh out the conflict issue a little more. if ccdc comes before the planning commission, you have to recuse yourself. can you talk about other gray areas in your conversation with the city attorney? >> i asked about questions such as if there were a large area plan, for example, the eastern neighborhoods plan, and if ccdc owns land in that area plan to the advice of the attorneys i spoke to was that i just call at that time and work through every single issue at that time,